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                       === Lions part ways with Best ===
 
 Allen  Park,  MI (Sports  Network) -  The Detroit  Lions released running back
 Jahvid Best on Wednesday.
 
 Best  was  the 30th overall selection  in the 2010  NFL Draft by the Lions. He
 rushed  for  555 yards  on 171 attempts  in 16 games  (nine starts) during his
 rookie campaign.
 
 The  24-year-old  started the first six  games of the 2011 season, running for
 390  yards on 84 carries but didn't see the field from there on out, suffering
 from concussion problems.
 
 Best was placed on the physically unable to perform list in August of 2012 and
 missed the duration of the 2012 season.
 
 "I  want to thank the Detroit Lions organization for drafting me and giving me
 an  opportunity to fulfill my dream and play in the National Football League,"
 Best  said.  "My time as a  member of the Lions  was a very special time in my
 life.  My  teammates, the members of  the organization, the Lions fans and the
 people  of  Detroit will hold  a special  place in my  heart. I'll always be a
 Lion."
 
 In his two seasons with Detroit, Best totaled 945 rushing yards on 255 carries
 and  six  touchdowns,  as well  as  85  receptions  for  774 yards  and  three
 touchdowns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 07/17 16:44:22 ET